Various Artists

Arrivederci Italy

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This Starbucks compilation is an attempt by its curators to create a nostalgic travelog that evokes the spirit and place of Italy through song. Its 15 selections contain everything from film music to pop both vintage and 21st century. Included here are selections by composers Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota, classic '50s and '60s tunes from American artists such as Dean Martin, Connie Francis, Russell Watson, and Jerry Vale, and great European singers such as Sergio Franchi, the great Italo-Franco vocalist Dalida, Gino Paoli, and Carla Boni, as well as great Italian exports such as actress Sophia Loren, who took her own turn at singing. From the modern era are selections by Pink Martini and the great, seemingly ageless Paolo Conte.

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